Council to discuss proposed tax rate

August 2, 2015
At its regular meeting Tuesday night (Aug. 4), the Granbury City Council will discuss the proposed tax rate of .397584 cents per $100 valuation and scheduling the adoption of that tax rate for a future meeting. It is the same tax rate as the one currently in effect.

County sales tax collections are higher

August 2, 2015
With an increase of 31 percent for the month, Hood County sales tax collections are bucking the statewide trend. Kevin Lyons with the state comptroller’s office said the county’s sales tax was boosted by a payment of $107,467 from industrial building/construction.

Four boys are tops in Pecan’s archery camp

August 2, 2015
The Pecan Plantation Archery/Air Gun Association (PPAA) held another successful archery camp last week with  kids ages 8-13 participating in the event. Top honors in the two- day gathering were Nash McWilliams, grandson of Marlene and Ramon Morin, Titus Fisher, grandson of Bob and Paulette Mauer, and Garrett and Grant McNellie.

Tolar man arrested in felony DWI case

August 2, 2015
Tom Carl Sawyer, 49, of Tolar, was arrested Monday (July 27) by a DPS trooper and charged with a felony count of driving while intoxicated, third or more, according to Hood County Jail booking desk records.

Man arrested on continuous family violence assault charge

August 2, 2015
Richard Lee Horn, 50, of the 1500 block of North Fork Road in the North Fork Creek subdivision, was arrested Tuesday (July 28) at his home by a deputy and charged with continuous family violence assault, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

Mallard Pointe man dead from apparent drowning

August 1, 2015
Robert Jeffrey VanOsten, 64, of the 1900 block of Green Wing Drive in the Mallard Pointe subdivision northeast of Granbury, died Friday of an apparent drowning in his backyard pool, Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Johnny Rose and Justice of the Peace Cotton Howell confirmed. VanOsten was pronounced dead at 4:55 p.m. in the emergency room at Lake Granbury Medical Center. VanOsten’s wife told authorities he was in the pool using a floatation device but sank to the bottom, possibly because of a seizure from a medical condition, Rose said. An autopsy will be done by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.

Couch files for re-election

August 1, 2015
Gary Couch has filed for re-election to the Place 3 seat on the Granbury City Council. As yet, he has no opposition. The filing period closes at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 24. So far, two candidates have filed for the Place 5 seat being vacated by Laurel Pirkle. They are John Grace and Tony Mobly.

Band preparing for season with camp

August 1, 2015
The Granbury High School Pirate Band is preparing for fall marching season during its annual summer band camp. All band students will report daily 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. through the beginning of school, which starts Aug. 24.

Sports Updates

Flyers sending three to TAAF State

July 28, 2015
Three members of the Hood County Flyers track team will be making the trip to Bryan/College Station for the annual Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of Texas Thursday through Sunday. Competing will be Macie Blohowiak in the Girls 14-Under high jump for a third straight year, Caleb Lawrence in the Boys 16-Under 100-meter dash for a second straight year, and newcomer Noah Russell in the Boys 12-Under 100 and 200.

SEALS ready for state

July 28, 2015
The Granbury SEALS swim team will once again be well-represented at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Games of Texas in Bryan/College Station. They will have 88 swimmers competing in the event, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday.

Time for athletes to get paperwork/physicals

July 24, 2015
Students in grades 7-12 planning to participate in athletics in the Granbury School District are asked to have all paperwork and a physical exam in order before they can be allowed to take part in any practice or competition.
The necessary forms can be found by going to this link on the GISD web site: http://www.granburyisd.org/Page/9993.
For more information, contact 817-408-4080.

Area fishing report

July 24, 2015
Lake Granbury is currently close to pool level, and water temperatures are hot (mid to upper 80s in the morning, and many areas will be in the low 90s in the afternoon. Fish are congregated above the thermocline near feeding flats. Stripers are good on live bait fished in 15 to 20 feet of water on the lower ends. Sand bass action has been hit or miss. Best action has been reported near mid-lake on slabs. Black bass fishing continues to be good to 6 pounds on spinner baits worked around flooded brush on many areas of the lake. Squaw Creek water temperatures are in the upper 90s due to the heat and the power plant. Surprisingly black bass are good near 15-to-20-feet deep structure on the upper ends. Best baits continue to be deep diving crank baits and texas rigged worms.